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CNN
Aug 2, 2009 8:00am EDT
with us. i want to get right to some breaking news, we first brought to you about half an hour ago for 18 years, no one knew for sure what happened to this man, captain michael scott spiker, considered the first american lost in the 1991 gulf war. >> the mystery is now over. defense officials say his remains have been found in iraq and they have positively identified him. we're covering this breaking story for you from all angles. we want to start from our pentagon correspondent who has been taking us through the story. on the phone with us this morning. and barbara, start here from the top. how did this come about after 18 years we now know what happened? >> well, t.j., this is just an extraordinary story. what the u.s. military tells us is in early july, an iraqi citizen in western iraq came to them and said there was a location that u.s. forces needed to go to and he believed that was the crash site and the place where scott spiker was buried. u.s. marines in the province went to the location, which was believed to be the crash site, the iraqi citizen told the u.s. he knew of two other
CNBC
Aug 28, 2009 8:00pm EDT
and limited government that spur our economic growth over a period of time can be used to help out on the health care reforms. why not put these market principles to work? health care by the way is one of america's greatest industries and job creators. if we leave it alone and don't stifle it with a government takeover, health care will help us get a big prosperity boom in the next five to 10 years and longer. that's my take. i want to turn it over to my great friend, mary thompson, on "cnbc reports." mary, you're talking about the great recovery. >> we have a great show ahead, larry. thank you so much. "cnbc reports" starts right now. >> tonight on "cnbc reports." the bulls take a break and the bears win the day but there are several big names that have been down in the dumbs making a comeback now. on that list, aig. look at this chart. up 275% in a month. what's making this stock jump? fannie, freddie, bank of america, citigroup also making moves. in depth on the widely held stocks on the st. if almost everyone else owns them, shouldn't you? what we will learn from the kua kuants
CNN
Aug 4, 2009 3:00pm EDT
. >> an amazing, never before heard explanation of who these iranian basij really are from a man who used to be one of them. >>> look at this picture shall. the former president trying to win the release of two journalists. it's happening now on your national conversation for tuesday, august 4th, 2009. >>> hello again, everybody. i'm rick sanchez. this is a conversation, as we often say, no the a speech. as always, it's your turn to get involved. as we begin this particular conversation, there is another health care forum that has been interrupted. there seems to be a pattern going on here. have you seen some of the pictures that we've been showing from around the country? i want you to see this one for yourself. i also want you to make your own decision as you watch this. i am going to show you as much of this as we think is necessary for you to get a clear picture of what's going on. this is the latest example. green bay wisconsin, last night, democratic congressman and medical doctor, steve kagin, he called a meeting to discussion the crucial issue of health care reform since he is a d
CNN
Aug 27, 2009 12:00am EDT
, they became close friends when joe came to the u.s. senate in '89. senator john warner, the former senator from virginia, longtime friend of senator kennedy. warner did advance work for nixon while kennedy was doing advance work for his brother. representative ed markey is in boston, democrat of massachusetts and longtime friend of the late senator. and on the phone from shanghai, china, is former senator bill frist, former senate majority leader and a good friend of senator kennedy. what's your first reaction, joe lieberman, to all of this? >> first reaction is that this was -- this is the end of an era, certainly the end of a generation of a great american family. president john f. kennedy inspired me and a lot of others of my generation into public service. ted kennedy carried it along. i also thought, with a kind of gratitude, that unlike three of his brothers, though his passing is sooner than any of us who loved him, served with him would have wanted, he died of natural causes, and he lived a full and wonderful life. an inspiring, ultimate irresistible person. and i feel lucky, bless
CNN
Aug 5, 2009 10:00pm EDT
would always be kind of aside and smaller. and it would be all three of us. she drew a picture and i was the sister and it was just her and i. and i didn't even know what to say. you know. i still have to say, thank you, hon, that's a beautiful picture. deep down inside, she didn't include her mother which really made me sad. >> hard to imagine what it was like for this family thinking there was a chance hannah might not see her mother for another 12 years. for laura ling, it was a husband and family waiting for her. a sushi dinner and perhaps mother's essential watercress soup which she's been keeping warm the last few days in anticipation. al gore spoke briefly today. his farmer boss, bill clinton, though, did not. president obama spoke of relief and gratitude where laura ling, silence for months, spoke at length. when she did, people across the country seemed to choke up a little. >> 30 hours ago euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. we feared that at any moment we could be sent to a hard labor camp. and then suddenly we were told that we were going to a meeting. we were t
CNN
Aug 19, 2009 4:00pm EDT
, pushing for a bill without a single republican vote. >>> also, deadly violence against u.s. forces and election workers in afghanistan just hours before the polls open in this country's critical presidential vote. we are on the ground seeing first hand what election officials are up against. >>> and a big-city city mayor is speaking out about the brutal beating that sent him to the hospital. but so far, the family of the accused attacker is also speaking and now conflicting stories are beginning to emerge about what really happened. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news in politician and extraordinary reports around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> first, we begin with breaking news. a decision reached in a case the u.s. has been watching very closely, trying to fervently influence. should a terminally ill man convicted in the bombing of pan am flight 103 be granted compassion nal release and be allowed to die at home? our cnn homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve is joining us live. what are we hearing abou
CNN
Aug 26, 2009 9:00pm EDT
with a kind of gratitude that unlike three of his brothers, though his passing is sooner than any of us who loved him, served him would have wanted. he died of natural causes and he lived a full and wonderful life and inspiring, ultimately irresistible person. i guess my other reaction was just plain personal. i felt lucky, blessed to have come to know him personally. and to have learned a lot from him about how to get things done in politics. >> larry: senator warner, you're a republican, opponent of his on many issues, yet many senators, are using the word "love" tonight. do you use that word? >> you know, i was privileged to know ted for 50 years. you mentioned that we were on opposite sides in the 1960 presidential campaign. i worked for vice president nixon, he worked for his brother. and we boxed a good deal during that campaign. and through the years, our friendship solidified. and particularly the 30 years we served in the senate. and, joe, you remember we were all on the armed services committee together. he was very much against a lot of policies, certainly war, but he loved the m
ABC
Aug 21, 2009 6:30pm EDT
street. the dow rose 155 points. so, we turn to bill weir, who is with us tonight. >> reporter: the ride continues, david. we began this week with so many sobering indicators, but we end it with a much-needed shot of optimism, thanks to the fed chief, the stock market, and housing numbers. low prices, low interest rates and soon to expire tax credits are finally luring home buyers to open their checkbooks. >> the dining room is very nice and open. >> reporter: existing home sales in july beat those in june by more than 7%. the biggest one-month jump in a decade. and for the first time in almost three years, month to month home prices went up this summer. tiny, but welcome progress. >> sometime early next summer we expect that both volumes will be up and prices will be up more than inflation. >> reporter: and then there is the surging stock market. the index that drives most mutual funds is on a bull run, up more than 50% since the dark days of march. >> i think that cautiously optimistic is certainly a good way to characterize how market participants are starting to feel. >> reporter: ca
CNN
Aug 3, 2009 3:00pm EDT
. if you make less than $250,000 a year, you won't have to pay more taxes. that's what he said. he told us that. he told joe the plumber that. he told just about everybody who would hear that, that. that was before the bank bailouts, mind you, before the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill, before the federal deficit topped $1 trillion. all right. are you ready for this? i want you to listen closely now to treasury secretary tim geithner this weekend, in case you missed it. he's talking specifically now about this issue. >> we will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained unless we can convince the american people that we are going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established. >> here's what else he said, which is interesting. remember, you got to be careful how you listen to the words. he said when it comes to taxes, the president won't do anything that adds unfairly, anything that adds unfairly to the middle class. key word, unfairly. almost like there's some distance between this and that. now, listen to this bit of
HLN
Aug 2, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, it is bittersweet. >> the navy says an iraqi civilian told u.s. forces early last month that he had witnessed the crash. another iraqi told marines that he saw speicher's body being buried after the crash. >>> the state department is trying to find out what happened to three americans who were taken into custody in iran. iranian media reports they were arrested for crossing illegally from iraq into iran. a fourth american who was supposed to join them on a hike through the kurdish region of iraq apparently fell ill and stayed behind. one of the americans detained in iran is from pennsylvania. his mother spoke to cnn radio network. >> my husband and i are eager for the best welfare and conditions for our son josh and for the other two it companions he's with. and that is our only concern, his welfare, and the best conditions for him. >> the state department says the swiss ambassador to tehran is trying to get information about the detained americans. the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> for president obama and his administration, a six-month checkup. he gathered his entire cabin
ABC
Aug 23, 2009 8:00am EDT
in materially morning hours. that's where abc's stephanie sy is this morning. joining us from chatham, massachusetts. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, bill. the good news is, by the time hurricane bill had got on shore here, it had weakened a lot. and it moved by quickly. the houses on the shoreline were never in danger. i think we can safely say that all we're left with are the remnants of bill. we're experiencing some wind, big waves and riptides. wind, rain and towering waves, along the massachusetts coast overnight. the long-range effects of a beefy hurricane bill. >> i'm a little surprised it didn't intensify a little more than it did. but what's happened is, all that power, instead of being concentrated in a small area at the center, is spreading out over a larger area. >> reporter: weakening. but still a threat, the category 1 hurricane is heading towards canada, where folks in nova scioscia are preparing for a direct hit. offshore oil rigs there are being monitored carefully. as bill moves cooler waters today, forecasters say it will continue to weaken. but
CNN
Aug 4, 2009 9:00am EDT
, go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that's going to do it for us. >> it sounds easier to let your neighbor dog sit. >>> here's "cnn newsroom" with heidi collins, have a great day. >>> surprise, former president bill clinton is in north korea and he's on a mission too. he's trying to free two american journalists. and he's getting a pretty warm welcome, our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty will be taking a closer look at that. also, keeping a very close eye on iran today because there are new accusations and new questions about the three americans that we told you about that are under arrest there. we'll be getting to that story shortly. >>> and in pakistan, young boys stolen from their homes, brainwashed and then trained to kill. good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, today is tuesday, august 4th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a rare mission inside north korea for a former american president, bill clinton arrived there early this morning. he's there trying to gain the release of two jailed journalists. they were sentenced to 12 years in a very secretive t
FOX News
Aug 25, 2009 9:00pm EDT
never forget it. if i tell you, you'll forget it right away. and she was right. that's it for us today. we'll see all you premium members on the factor postgame show. we hope to see you again next time. the spin stops right here because we're looking out for you! [captioning made possible by fox news] sean: tonight -- >> the health care proposal needs to be killed now. >> while the president's away, the health care debate ranges on. >> glad i called on you, ma'am. thank you. sean: today the director threatens to quit after a showaltering match at the white house. we investigate oregon death panels. >> what are they going to do to me, huh? not like the governor of alaska. sean: david letterman is at it again. >> and here's what's on the reading list. sean: is the president planning to actually read the health care bill? all that plus governor tim pawlenty, and more. hannity starts right here right now. the president may ab way but the health care debate. continues to rage in his absence. our -- we go live to reston, virginia, where congressman howard dean is holding a meeting. >>
FOX News
Jul 31, 2009 10:00pm EDT
john mccain about the fist fight going on on capitol hill. plus, it took us three months, but finally, the defense department releases footage from that fly over manhattan that you paid for. remember prove that photo op -- remember? that photo op. and a career change? two doctors becoming a star. first, a health scare? that is what karl rove says. he joins us here in washington. health scare? >> he has adopted a much different tell the last few weeks, starting with his news conference -- a much different tone. i think we would all be talking today about the comments he made about doctors, where he said that doctors would give you the blooping or the red pill, which is twice as expensive -- or the blue pill, allegations where doctors routinely do tonsillectomies to fat in their wallets. -- to fatten their wallets. greta: i got a lot of emails about that. >> yes, their own personal financial situation as opposed to your health care, and we saw in the tone that night. what he talked about was a much more dark discussion, not what this could do for the country, but people afraid of losing
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2009 4:00pm EDT
the whitehouse.gov, saying help us debunk the myth and tell us your story about why health care reform is necessary, saying that the greatest myth of all is that 2 wasn't needed. so i think they are trying to start to actively engage the american people, even more. i mean, obviously with a very busy summer for the president. but it will be interesting to see what they do once people start coming back from vacation, once the president's vacation is all wrapped up, if they really continue this health care focus other maybe shift and focus on the economy since the issue isn't necessarily a winning one for them right now. >> christina bellatony from the "washington times." thanks for the update. >> and now some are wondering where is the change that president obama promised while on the campaign trial, from iraq to afghanistan, guantanamo bay, and the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. certainly change was a key word, and he spoke about it when he accepted the democratic nomination for president. >> now is the time to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for
CNBC
Aug 26, 2009 6:00am EDT
morning, obviously, ann thompson of cnbc in hyannis port bringing us the news. john harwood is our chief washington correspondent and joins us in d.c. today. john, people are going to immediately turn, at least in the business world, to try and answer questions about what this means for the liberal agenda, business policy going forward. do you see any effects in the short to medium term? >> i doubt it, carl. you know, ted kennedy is, as that statement from barack obama said, the foremost legislator of this time. his career had incredible impact for decades. his family had an even greater impact for an even longer period of time. he's one of 60 votes in the senate. there are many like-minded senators. there are strong committee chairs trying to move health legislation and i think democrats will try to use the emotie emotional bounce and umph from this moment and the grief people are feeling to try to propel this initiative forward. but i don't see a very, very large impact in the short-term or the medium term. democrats are going to end up with another senator from massachusetts, whenever
CNN
Aug 3, 2009 11:00am EDT
will help us be signed into the future and you can't just tax the rich to get out of this, or raise taxes on the rich or return taxes on the rich and two top money men are not getting that out. >> >> we are not there yet. >> no. >> appreciate it so much. let's turn to the auto industry. when is the last time that you heard this? that an auto company actually saw sales increase. let's go ahead. susan lisovicz, this is a big deal. >> when is the last time we heard something from the big three where sales actually increased? about two years since the financial crisis began. so ford is telling us, giving us a preview, telling cnn radio that, yeah, july saw its sales increase. cash for clunkers played the part but they saw conditions start to improve in june. remember, cash for clunkers only kicked in in the final week of the month. what dealers are telling ford is the fact of a rising tide flips all boats, and we are hearing that we are seeing customers buying all sorts of cars now, and that, of course, why is that a big deal? cars are a big-ticket item and consumer spending is key in terms o
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 7:00am EDT
can send us a message by twitter. here is the front page above the fold in "the washington post" -- as a ben bernanke is reappointed, the announcement will come this morning from an elementary school. here is what mr. obama will say "as an expert on the causes of the great depression i'm sure that ben never imagined he would be part of the team responsible for preventing another." he purged the collapse with calm and wisdom with bold action and thinking outside the box. -- he approached that collapsed. these reporters indicate that mr. obama's decision had become the subject of growing speculation. in washington policy circles the president called the fed chairman to the oval office this past wednesday to offer him another four-year term. mr. ben bernanke then flew off to wyoming where he gave the defense of his controversial policies. one of the points, is that appointing a democrat such as janet yellen, alan blinder, would have been popular with many democrats, but a move by mr. obama to install his own person at the fed might have rattled markets and unsettled the foreign inv
NBC
Aug 27, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> let us begin on this mours morning with those plans to remember senator ted kennedy. nbc's andrea mitchell is outside the kennedy compound in hyannis port. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. here at the compound the kennedy family has been standing vigil round the clock at the senator's side since he died. visitors say the mood inside is quiet, spiritual, it's emotional but it's also a celebration of the senator's life. in nantucket sound, a light chip illuminated the senator's beloved boat "mya" on which he escaped to the sea when he could barely walk or speak. >> as we remember the life and legacy of senator edward moore kennedy. >> reporter: at fenway, a moment of silence from the senator's beloved red sox. tributes poured in all day beginning with the man he all by anointed the political heir to the kennedy dynasty. >> he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished americans ever to serve our democracy. >> reporter: from across the aisle and political spectrum, policy disagreements were forgotte
CNN
Aug 28, 2009 12:00am EDT
. >> driving through the city, how was that? >> deeply, deeply moving for all of us. >> about, i guess a week before he died, he -- he was out on his boat and he was very sick by then. he was losing some of his ability to find words. and he was so very cognizant and very, you know, he was able to steer his boat and to reason and understand the conversation. but it was sometimes during some parts of the day difficult for him to find the words that he was looking for. >> larry: joining us to begin things is senator john kerry, democrat of massachusetts 2004 democratic party presidential nominee. he's on the phone with us. the loss of ted kennedy, of course, is the topic of the day. i know you've been in close contact with the family. how are they doing, senator? >> well, they're much, much moved by the events of today. you know, they're an extraordinary, strong group of individuals who through the years unfortunately have learned how to cope with loss. and this is one of those rare circumstances where they have a chance to say good-bye to somebody who lived an extraordinarily full life, long li
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. 202-737-0002 for democrats. we also have a line for independents, and send us a tweed. inside "usa today" the health- care battle bubbling over in town hall forums across the nation this month, shifting to tv screens. if you go to the website politico.com, a $12 million edged campaign committee latest wave of ads in support of the president's plan. mike allen joins us. can you explain what this is all about. guest: the $12 million buy, which is the first of tens of millions of dollars of money going out in support of the president's plant is an effort by white house allies to counter all the great coverage we have been seeing on c-span and elsewhere of these raucous town halls. as you know, this is the reversal of the landscape that president clinton faced back in 1993 when the air waves were very much dominated by the opposition. >> this is coming -- host: this is coming at the same time as the net routes meeting in michigan, and "usa to the" is pinning it $57 million in health-care advertising. guest: it is like a presidential campaign if you are in ohio you will see more of the
FOX News
Aug 1, 2009 4:00am EDT
. >> this has to help us and bring a lot of people back to work, particularly in the supplier industries, the first, second and third tier suppliers and the assembly plants. >> with tens of billions of dollars already invested in chrysler and g.m., not everyone is happy with what they see as another federal bailout. >> maybe we should have a cash for cluckers program and pay people to eat chicken. >> we need a program to pay people to by lumber. >> if you're given free money, you like it, and you want more. that's what this program is. >> still, the house voted by 3-1 to reprogram $2 billion in energy efficiency money to the clunkers program. even supporters say the problem has problems. the clunkers are supposed to be destroyed within two days of the sale but getting a refund gets much longer. i have dealers that have submitted their paperwork and aren't hearing back. >> john mccain is so opposed to the expenditure, he's planning to filibuster when the senate votes next. >> a lot of people are going this weekend to look at buying a new car. >> the amount of money you get for your clunke
FOX News
Aug 3, 2009 6:00am EDT
by a shark. the rescuer joining us live. our slogan this hour comes from ray in north carolina. ray says, forget the rest. when it comes to news, "fox & friends" is simply the best. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- gretchen: good morning, everyone. we hope had you great weekend. brian is taking a little time off and peter johnson jr. is sitting in his seat. good to have you with us. peter: nice to be here. gretchen: maybe you checked out the news over the weekend. maybe you paid attention to this one. taxes are coming to everyone's way now? could it be true? after obama pledged that everyone who made under $250,000 would not feel the tax hike. timothy geithner on the talk show says middle class, you may be hit. >> the president has said the taxes won't go up for any americans earning under $250,000. doesn't appear is he going to be able to keep that promise to bring the deficits counsel down. >> we can't make those judgments what it's going to take and how it's going to be there. what it's going to take no on
FOX News
Aug 3, 2009 10:00pm EDT
the program. as always, thank you for being with us. we toss it out to greta van susteren, who is standing by to go on the record. -- we toss it out to greta van susteren. greta kreuz -- we toss it now to greta van susteren. greta: on the telephone. >> a deal has already been worked out to release the two american journalists who were taken on march 17 on the border between north korea and china. the deal has essentially been worked out, i am being told from a senior u.s. official, and bill clinton is simply going there to put the final touches on it, to shake hands, and we understand there will be a fun opportunity. greta: it is extraordinary that the -- there will be a photo opportunity. greta: it is extraordinary that the former president is going there. >> i cannot remember, in fact, if jimmy carter has ever been or any former president, but what is extraordinary about this story is for bill clinton to go, we always assumed it would be governor bill richardson. he has a long history with the north koreans. it seemed that he leaked out at one point that al gore had approache
CNN
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
administration is handling things. dan lothian is breaking it down for us. >> the economy is leveling out, suggesting that the recession could be over. good news for your job and money. christine romans breaks it down. >>> we begin in the fight in afghanistan. marine and afghan forces are engaged in a fierce battle for control of a strategic town in southern afghanistan. barbara starr is live at the pentagon. this comes at a crucial time for afghanistan. >>> one week from today, afghanistan holds presidential elections. the taliban are vowing to disrupt the elections. the u.s. is doing everything it can to make sure the elections are secure. u.s. troops, as you say, marines now in the fight in the city of dahaneh. some of the video we're showing our viewers is really extraordinary. this video, some taken at night by the associated press as they moved through the area with the marines. casualties in southern afghanistan have been heavy in recent weeks as the extra u.s. troops have moved in. president obama, of course, sending the 21,000 additional troops to afghanistan. ove
FOX News
Aug 2, 2009 6:00am EDT
, weigh in, let us know how you feel about this, men versus women, apparently women have a different reaction to cold temperatures than men do. >> finally, scientific proof because we've been having-- >> we were trying to await this study. >> a battle royal at every-- as i do with my work husband every single weekend, the fight about temperature. >> we already had one. >> this morning, it was the worst. >> five minutes ago. >> cold, too hot. >> but first let me be clear, the president likes to say let be me cheer. in fact, it is his favorite phrase, one he's uttered over and over and over again in his first few months on the job, an interesting article on the politico.com, how frequently the president uses this phrase and exactly what it accomplishes, gee guys. >> from excuse me president bush's former speech writer, it's a phrase, a verbal twitch. an example of president obama using the let's be clear linements first of all, let me be clearments let me be clear. >> i just want to be clear. let me be clear. >> so let me be clear. >> i want to be clearments i want to make clear. >> i
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 1:00am EDT
joins us by phone. >> my sources are telling me that bill clinton is on route if not already in north korea. he is -- a deal has already been worked out to release the two american journalists who were taken on the border between north korea and china. the deal has been worked out, i am being told from a senior u.s. official. bill clinton is going there to put the final touches on the deal, shake hands, and there will be a photo opportunity. greta: it is extraordinary that the former president is going to north korea. i do not think any american president has been in north korea to my recollection. how about yours? >> i cannot remember. i cannot remember if jimmy carter has been or any former president. what is interesting about this story is that for bill clinton to go, we always thought it would be gov. bill richardson. he has a long history with the north koreans. it seemed that he leaked out at one point that al gore had approached him because these women were working for his current team. it was always assumed that when the time was right bill richardson would go. but gov. richar
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2009 3:00pm EDT
understand the voting the underway. we just saw senator al franken speaking a short time ago. give us some perspective on the politics of this. we know the senators leaving are not, may vote for sonia sotomayor's con fir makfirmatic the political angle, especially with those with a growing hispanic population. >> that's right. obviously, al franken is the most junior senator. it's only democrats who serve as presiding officers. but you're right. ever since this nomination was even first floated, the name of sonia sotomayor, the first thing that came up was that wise latina remark and has been a focal point. republicans have strived for years to secure a significant portion if not a majority of the hispanic vote around this country. they failed in that very dramatically in the last presidential election of course, stepping back a considerable amount in terms of the percentage of that vote they were able to obtain. i think what you saw as a consequence is republicans mindful of the fact that they're the base of the party, the republican party, and the democratic party for that matter, wants
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 7:00am EDT
in this morning. you also reach us by e-mail, journal@c-span.org, and on twitter. the obama's are not in the white house this week, but the white house will have a special visitor this week. a philadelphia family will get a tour of the white house. one dozen of the descendants of jennings will view the famous gilbert stuart portrait of washington. the story this morning that we are asking you about is afghanistan. here is the front page of "the new york times." the military says that the afghan forces is insufficient. "military troops sought for procurement in war. the chief envoy to the region this weekend said that they did not have enough troops to do their job, pushed past their limits by taliban rebels who operate across the borders. taliban insurgents continued to bombard the towns and villages with rockets despite a new influx of american troops. in eastern afghanistan, a network of militants has become a main source of attacks against american troops and their afghan allies." further down, "the assessment comes after stanley mcchrystal revealed that he was working to complete a major war s
FOX News
Aug 24, 2009 9:00am EDT
a partner you said to go past cnn. gretchen: join us for the after the show show. have a fabulous monday, everyone. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- megyn: good morning, everybody. health care reform is on the verge of all-out political war. a senate democrat ramping up talk of an explosive packed act that would pass a bill -- an explosive tactic that would pass the bill with zero republican support. chuck schumer saying that his hand is on the new button. >> the bottom line is that we prefer a bipartisan approach, which is why senator reid and president obama bent over backwards, this bipartisan bill was supposed to be done after a series of deadlines. at some point soon after we get back, if we do not have a bipartisan bill we bill never be able to meet the goal of having a bill signed into law by the end of the year. yes, we are considering alternatives. megyn: that is where we begin this morning. welcome, greg. gregg: good to see you. you can feel him edging closer to that music button. megyn: he does not
FOX News
Aug 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
. hopefully nobody's handing him his approval ratings. brian: they're not strong. for him, anyway. used to be at 70%. for a while it was 60%. right now if you go on the weekly ratings, the weekly poll with galup -- and they've been doing this for a while, the galup family. his approval rating is 52%. that's a significant drop considering where it was. last month it was at 59%. it was really before, eric, this whole health care debate began. eric: o'reilly put this out last night. he was 40% of the people polled in rasmussen strongly disapproved. i mean strongly, not just disapproved. only 28% strong lay proved. -- strong lay proved. there's a real movement with people getting more and more upset with how he's handling the health care debate. gretchen: there's been little flip in people who describe themselves as liberals. as you might expect. the same would have been true for the most part for george bush, that the ardent supporters probably aren't going to change their mind. however, the two key groups, the independents -- remember, this is how barack obama got elected, because so muc
MSNBC
Aug 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
, tell us to pull the plug on you. it sounds awful but that's the message getting out to a lot of people. >> certainly, they have taken parts of the plan and distorted some of them. some of them are legitimate concerns that some seniors have that some health care procedures may not be available to them late in life. but the one that they have really distorted is one that revolves around hospice care, and what basically that is is studies have shown if seniors write down a much more detailed -- not just a living will but real directives about what kind of care that they want, that then their wishes will be complied with and many times what they have found in states that do this a lot better than it's done nationally is that many times people don't want to die in an icu unit. they want to die at home with their family, and clearly -- >> i'm with you on that. fair enough. most people would be smart to make these declarations clear so their relatives don't have to make the decisions like in the schiavo case where the whole country got involved. senators got involved. members of congress were
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009 8:00pm EDT
of the al qaeda that attacked us 9/11 and then come home? >> i mean, how do you trust that? how do you trust that you're making a deal with this -- i mean, essentially we already consider them terrorist organizations. these are guys who in the last two days cut off women's index fingers for voting. do you want to make any kinds of deals with these guys and would they honor them? that's part of the problem in afghanistan is that so many of these people are just so-dsht country is so under developed and there is no education and you have to spend so many years just pouring resources in to develop the country to the point where you could really leave it stabilized that that's really what makes for the quagmire there. >> it seems to me, chris, afghanistan is becoming our northwest territory like it is to pakistan, the ungovernable part of the world we have to continually go in and beat the hell out of. >> that's the problem, chris. the idea of an open-ended commitment with an uncertain number of troops. >> thank you. that is extremely danger anonymous light of iraq. >> thank you both. welcome to
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >> this is the reason that judge greg step down from the administration and is now a u.s. senator. there is a good reason for you to be concerned about this. >> a couple of you mentioned the top tier candidates and you made the comment that if we have a couple of wins, mabel they will -- maybe they will step in. maybe it's time we have states and that are not afraid to lose. [applause] if these people are top tier candidates, they ought to be running whether they are free to lose or not. otherwise, they're just professional politicians and that charlie crist is a prime example. he was supporting the stimulus package without even reading it. >> i agree with you in the sense that in a perfect world, i think you are right. let me go back to the initial point which was what haley barbour said. according to him, most of the people who won the were part of the american revolution in 1994 signed on after the '93 victories. that is late to get into the game. that is only one year out. whether it is right or wrong, these people -- if someone runs for office, they are putting their life on the line put. it
CNN
Aug 6, 2009 10:00pm EDT
to be an election. we'll be back with another national report card then. thanks very much for joining us. we'll have more tomorrow on "american morning" and "the situation room." let's go to a special "360" right now. erica hill filling in. erica? >>> breaking news on two fronts, including the apparent killing of one of america's top enemies in afghanistan and pakistan. first, it is a "360" exclusive. in her first interview since her sister's return, lisa ling tonight joining us on "360" to talk about what's happened since her sister laura and her colleague, euna lee, came home from north korea. how they're re-adjusting and how euna's 4-year-old daughter hana is doing now that mommy is finally home. former president bill children securing their release. he spoke publicly about that trip for the first time today. but frankly, said very little. >> i wanted those young women to be able to come home. and i wanted our two countries to have the ability to decide where to go from here. it would be wrong for me to say any more. the young women can speak for themselves about their experiences. the pictures w
CNN
Aug 25, 2009 8:00pm EDT
billion this year, lisa. >> thanks, maria. and thanks for being with us tonight. next, "campbell brown." >>> tonight, here are the questions, we want answers. are we on the brink of a swine flu epidemic? >> the next few weeks and months will be a very challenging time. >> a dramatic warning from the government, 90,000 people could die in the u.s. this winter. >>> will gaddafi be allowed to pitch his tent in a new jersey subu suburb? he rolled out the red carpet for a terrorist who killed 189 americans, should he be welcome here? >>> and how is that vacation working out, mr. president? sad news on the deficit, another shot from dick cheney, and now this. >> i think you may be seeing the beginning of a peaceful -- i emphasize peaceful -- revolt in america. >>> plus, tonight's newsmaker, the world champion runner being asked to prove that she is not a he. >> -- bringing it home. >> will a gender test be enough to silence critics once and for all? >>> hi, everybody, those are our big questions tonight, but we're going to start as we always do with "the mash-up" a look at all of the stories
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2009 7:00pm EDT
. >> he was fearful of not being used and yet not getting what he wanted. >> i thought he was like a p.o.w. with his fingers crossed. here's what that freed journalist laura ling said this morning about bill clinton. it got to me. here is he is. let's listen. >> and we were taken to a location, and when we walked through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked. but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. and now, we stand here home and free. >> wow. mike, i was caught up in that emotionally. i mean, i walk in a room and there he is. now, i guess you know, regis philbin could have been there and she might have been just as happy but i don't think so. there's something iconic about big bill clinton. in a way he's his own thanksgiving day float. i mean, the guy is bigger than life, and here he is with the statement, you're free. >> well, sure. i think he said, there are very few people who could have pulled this off. maybe there was nobody who could have pulled this off. >> not because of what he di
CNN
Aug 27, 2009 9:00pm EDT
this family has been through and what a day for that mother to lay eyes on her girl again. randy kay for us to night. thanks so much. >>> that is it for us tonight. "larry king live" will have a lot more on this coming up just after. this >> larry: tonight john f. kennedy makes a trip to the presidential library that bears the name of his brother. senator john kerry, senator chris dodd, senator john mccain, former vice president dan quayle salute their friend and former colleague and say farewell to teddy next on a special edition of "larry king live."."." >> larry: good evening, you're looking at the john f. kennedy museum. members of the public pay their last respects to senator kennedy. kennedy's widow vicki spoke to reporters and "state of the union's" john king caught up with robert f. kennedy jr. watch. >> i just want to thank them so much for coming and showing love and support for my husband. i just want to let them know how grateful we all are. >> thank you. thank you all. >> this is deeply, deeply moving for all of us. >> about a week before he died, he -- he was out on his boat.
CNN
Aug 9, 2009 3:00pm EDT
is that this recession is ending right under us right now probably. >> absolutely. the information we're seeing this week on jobs is completely consistent. it's confirming that. back in april looking at forward-looking indicators it became clear the recession ends this summer. sometime between memorial day and labor day. we won't get the exact date for another year. >> the exact date won't matter to most people. >> that's history by then. here it's like what's going on? is it getting worse or better? definitely that trend you went over is shows us it's getting better. it doesn't mean it feels good and the recession is over at this moment because we're looking jobs. you actually have to grow jobs to say that you're in an expansion. >> you have a great map. you have a different map that i talked about unemployment rate, the percentage of people unemployed. yours is different. this talks about job gains or losses. take a look at this map and tell us what's going on. i think it looks terrible. the whole country is in decline, but for four states. >> the red tells you that the trend is down, you're losing job
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
on detainee tactics. one of the headlines this morning says that the cia used a gun and a power drill to threaten duties. we want to get your reaction this morning. -- to threaten detainee's. in the paper this morning, reporting on this story -- here is the headline. it says a bush officials filed the charges over tactics in this terror case. the reporters with their leaves say that a cia officer who allegedly used a gun to intimidate it captured al qaeda suspect was formally disciplined for violating the agency's rules for conducting interrogations', but the bush administration justice department officials ultimately declined to file charges against him, according to two former intelligence officers familiar with the case. this is in "the washington post" today. there are a lot of related stories in the papers today. in this particular case they write that the cia officer eventually resigned. this was confirmed yesterday. inspector general's report which is slated to be released in the classified form tomorrow. the first call on all of this -- todd on the independent line. caller: he
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
's 48 birthday. we will begin by talking about taxes, the deficit, and the u.s. economy. what are the headlines that we want to bring to your attention? this front-page of "the hill" newspaper. airports that the obama administration on monday quickly shot down a trial balloon that opened the possibility of new taxes on middle-class up for the nba came under heavy fire from labor unions, liberal leaders, and republicans. the press secretary robert gibbs scramble to backtrack on the idea. we will show you later on what he said to reporters at the what does. inside, the reporting of two reporters -- as the economic policy is working, and public appearances the president will attempt to regain the initiative on the economy. it says he has had several weeks of rocky support. we're joined this morning by the reporter from "the washington post." all this dovetails into what we will see later this week as he travels to indiana and tomorrow to detroit. what can we expect? guest: you can expect talk about the reason gdp numbers. never has a shrinking quarter been so welcomed by a white
FOX News
Aug 23, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. good to see you. that does it for us. i'm eric shawn. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby. the news continues in washington with shannon bream live for you right now. keep it on fox. thank you for joining us today. have a great day. >> shannon: new information today on what critics call the death book. it's a 52-page manual veterans affairs is using for end-of-life counseling for the nation 24 million veterans. critics say the message it gives to severely injured vets is hurry up and die. a top v.a. official who was injured in battle says it's not true. a prominent senator is calling for hearings. i'm shannon bream live in washington for the next two hours. all the new developments in the study were on fox news sunday with chris wallace. caroline shively joins us from washington with details. >> hi to you, shannon. the controversy is over a booklet on the v.a. website called "your life, your choice." veterans can use it to decide what they want for end-of-life care, to figure out how they want things handled by their doctors. one part of the booklet, it lists different health scenarios you ca
FOX News
Aug 31, 2009 1:00pm EDT
: that is all for us. jon: over to "the live desk." [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- martha: hello, everyone. trace: we are live, inside and all over the fox news room. behind me is the national desk. over here, this is the foreign desk. every picture that comes into fox news comes in through here. on "the live desk" brand new pictures will always be on the right-hand side of the screen. in the top box, breaking news from southern california. governor schwarzenegger declaring a state of emergency for four counties. the station fire has now doubled in size, to 85,000 acres, with more than 10,000 homes in its path. humidity is low and the worst case scenario is developing, hot gusting winds. in the middle box, new pictures inside the living hell that was casey lee dugard's backyard prison for years. now her captor is being investigated as a possible serial killer. there is word she was employed and interacting with the outside world. and we will soon get a major announcement from gov. pat to do all about ted kenned
FOX News
Aug 2, 2009 11:00am EDT
will consider using existing stimulus money that's already been appropriated to finish up cash for clunkers program. no new money." earlier she wrote -- "we put a billion dollar in cash for clunker program, that's 250,000 cars. we weren't sure how long it would last. but a billion of your money is a lot." the senate is expected to take up the issue later this week. plan that you get money if you trade in an old car and the gas mileage must be 18 miles per gallon or less. now to healthcare changes as congress goes to summer vacation. the debate heads back to main street. a recent poll shows a growing number of americans are worried that the democratic plan will meet increase -- mean increase cost and restrictions on healthcare. senator jim demint suggesting the real battle democrats may face is with voters back home. >> you will see americans take to the streets and go to town hall. i think they'll let the congress and senators know they need to keep their hands off the healthcare. >> eric: bring in joe sestak in. welcome to fox news. >> good to be here. >> eric: same to you. you know the he
HLN
Aug 6, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. i'm so glad you're with us. i'm christi paul. thank you for being here. we do have breaking news we want to get to you first and foremost here. a probably have noticed this if you're member. hackers brought down the networking site twitter with a denial of service attack. this website was down for two hours this morning. a message posted on twitter's home page says the site is still under attack. now, a denial of service attack is when hackers try to overwhelm the website and tie up its server. shutting down the site. facebook representatives also say they're looking into the problem on their web scythe as well. we're going to bring you more details as they become available. >>> meanwhile, three women who died in the shooting rampage of the pennsylvania gym have been identified now. and some newly discovered youtube videos are shedding light into the shooter's home life and his everyday routine. susan candiotti is in pennsylvania. she has all the new developments for us here. the videos just seem so bizarre. >> reporter: well, it's also unusual and very eerie to now see this person
MSNBC
Aug 3, 2009 9:00pm EDT
counselor in my home. the u.s. senate doesn't take its recess for another week but democratic senator arlen specter got a taste of what his time off might be like at recess during a town hall event he held in philly yesterday with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. >> i am not a member of congress, have never been. >> we actually had to narrow down the pile of footage that we had like this from just the last few days in order to figure out what to show in the time we had available on the show. we could have spent the entire hour showing tape like this. the more time you spend looking into this seemingly organic outrage at the town hall meetings the more clear it is that this isn't organic at all. this is orchestrated outrage. there is a script for this stuff. it was written before these events happened and it appears to be instructions to people to shut down these efforts at civic discourse. the website think progress obtained a leaked memo from a group that calls itself right principles. the three-page memo details how protestors should behave at town hall events under
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